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Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market thanks supporters, customers

On June 15, the town of Bayfield and the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce hosted yet another successful Block Party on Mill Street as an ongoing effort to promote the downtown and to join the community...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Heritage Day and Sheep Trailing thanks supporters, will return next year

Bayfield Heritage Day and Sheep Trailing has had several years when the weather was dicey, but on Sept. 30 in our 18th year, rain and lightning shut us down. The Heritage Day organizing committee...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Library thanks supporters of Zucchini Extravaganza

We here at Pine River Library want to thank the community for helping to make our third annual Zucchini Extravaganza a success again this year! Like every year, we couldn't have done it without the...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Town of Bayfield, consultants ask for input on comp plan

The Town of Bayfield has embarked on an update of their 2006 Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is a document that sets a vision and creates a set of strategies and recommendations for the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Flu showing up early, get vaccine soon

From San Juan Basin Public Health Twenty Coloradans have been hospitalized with flu since Aug. 1, about double the number of cases the state usually sees this time of year. The Colorado Department...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Cold weather, football, sheep ... autumn is here

Fall arrived with a vengeance on Friday, Sept. 22, the first day of the autumnal equinox and the day of Bayfield's Homecoming parade and football game. The temperature plummeted, rain fell, and it...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

It's Trump who mocks the U.S. flag, not professional football players

Sports has historically been a refuge from thinking about the nation's problems, such as our increasingly ugly political climate. That changed last fall as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Commissioners shouldn't close office

It seems that the county commissioners are playing political football with the closing of the Bayfield motor vehicle registration office. We all know that to service a customer is more expensive...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayside, Texas appreciates assistance from Southwest Colorado

When Hurricane Harvey ravaged Bayside, Texas, on Copano Bay just north of Corpus Christi, I knew Bob and I would need to repair the house where our children grew up. A friend there said, "Don't...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

All welcome at Bayfield Schools and Community Welcome Fair

By Mark Haeussler and Elizabeth von Tauffkirchen We invite all members of our community to our first Bayfield Schools and Community Welcome Fair. This event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ignacio Chamber: Keep Bayfield DMV office open

Editor's note: This is a copy of a letter sent to the La Plata County commissioners. The Ignacio Chamber of Commerce is asking that the county try to find another place for saving funds besides...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Aaaaah, time for chiles, peaches and more

Autumn is my favorite time of year because it's harvest time. I'm not much of a green thumb, even though my grandparents did their best to teach me to grow things. But I make do by cheerfully...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion